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Physics Major Course Checklist

Physics Core Courses

Course Description Hours
PHYS 180/181 Introductory Modern Physics and Laboratory 4.0
PHYS 255/256 University Physics I and Laboratory 5.0
PHYS 265/266 University Physics II and Laboratory 5.0
PHYS 301 Electrical Measurements Laboratory 1.0
PHYS 302 Atomic Physics Laboratory 1.0
PHYS 316 or
PHYS 318
Computational Physics 
Data Acquisition Using LabVIEW
PHYS 321 Modern Physics II 3.0
PHYS 350 Classical Mechanics I 3.0
PHYS 398 Junior Seminar 0.5
PHYS 440 Electricity and Magnetism 3.0
PHYS 498 Senior Seminar 0.5
Total Required Physics Core Courses 29.0

Physics Electives

Upper division physics electives chosen from the courses listed for departmental majors and minors, excluding PHYS 389, 399 and 489. No more than 3 hours of PHYS 475 may be counted toward the 6-hour minimum requirement for these restricted electives.

Course Description Hours
PHYS _______     
PHYS _______    
Total Required Physics Elective Courses 6.0

Required Support Courses

Course Description Hours
MATH 136 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4.0
MATH 137 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4.0
MATH 237 Multivarible Calculus 4.0
MATH 307 or
MATH 370
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Applied Techniques in Mathematics (for Applied Physics Track)
MATH 331 Differential Equations 3.0
CHEM 120/121 College Chemistry I and Laboratory 5.0
Total Required Physics Support Courses 26.0


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 Last Modified 2/17/22